George Martin's Grillfire in Syosset will reopen as the American-style...

George Martin's Grillfire in Syosset will reopen as the American-style bistro George Martin 1989. Credit: Newsday / Jeremy Bales

George Martin’s Grillfire on Berry Hill Road in Syosset has closed. The restaurant, which opened in 2014 where Mim’s was, will be succeeded by one that mirrors the popular American-style bistro George Martin The Original in Rockville Centre. The new spot will be called George Martin 1989.

“1989” reflects the year that George Korten opened his first restaurant, in Rockville Centre. Now designated “The Original,” its menu features dishes as varied as Buffalo-style chicken tacos, buttermilk-fried chicken, steaks and burgers, cauliflower ravioli, sesame tuna and mustard-and-pretzel crusted salmon. The Syosset menu will be steak-centric. Korten’s team is aiming for a mid-March opening.

If you have trouble keeping Long Island’s seven George Martin restaurants straight, here’s a little primer:

Rockville Centre

George Martin The Original (65 N. Park Ave.), the group’s first restaurant, opened in 1989

GM Burger Bar (209 N. Long Beach Rd.), opened in 2013

GM Club Steak (13 N. Park Ave.), opened in 2016, on the site of the first George Martin Grillfire

Massapequa Park

GM Burger Bar (4902 Merrick Rd.), opened in 2015


George Martin 1989 (33 Berry Hill Rd.), to open in 2017, succeeding Grillfire, which opened in 2014 where Mim’s was


Grillfire (33 W. Sunrise Hwy.), opened in 2009

Great River

Strip Steak (60 River Rd.), opened on the edge of Heckscher State Park in 2011

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